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Umara Qureshi, Assistant Headteacher

Brief Profile

Umara is an outstanding science teacher with experience at KS3, KS4 and KS5 in Luton Secondary schools and is committed to driving excellence and outstanding progress at all levels. Umara has worked as a as a leader for raising standards within science departments across a MA resulting in significant improvement in outcomes at KS4 and KS5. She has Senior Leadership experience with the whole school  responsibility for KS4 achievement, developing intervention strategies, appraisals whole-school policies, managing educational visits, responsible for the pastoral care of a House and developing resources and pedagogy for the secondary science curriculum. Umara has extensive coaching and mentoring experience and has guided several teachers and middle leaders to develop outstanding practices.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • SLE Secondary Science
  • PGCE Science (CTG) University of Bedfordshire
  • BSc: Biomedical Sciences (Hons),  The University of Bedfordshire

2018- Present

SLE Science, Chiltern Learning Trust, Chiltern Academy


Assistant Principal - The Stockwood Park Academy


Lead Practitioner for Science - The Shared Learning Trust

Extended Leadership Team  at Chalk hills academy


Curriculum Leader for science at Chalk Hills Academy



Science KS3 and KS4 teacher at Denbigh High School. CTG mentor.         KS3 Science Coordinator 

Strategic Leadership and School Improvement

  • Achievement, progress and intervention
  • SEND
  • Pupil aspirations
  • Parental engagement
  • Ofsted preparation and compliance
  • Designated teacher for LAC

System Leadership and Partnership

  • PiXL
  • Virtual school